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Internet Arcade

The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package.

Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.

  The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.

  Many games have a "boot-up" sequence when first turned on, where the systems run through a check and analysis, making sure all systems are go. In some cases, odd controllers make proper playing of the systems on a keyboard or joypad a pale imitation of the original experience. Please report any issues to the Internet Arcade Operator, Jason Scott.

If you are encountering issues with control, sound, or other technical problems, read this entry of some common solutions.

Also, Armchair Arcade (a video game review site) has written an excellent guide to playing on the Internet Arcade as well.


Below are a suggested collection of games that run at proper speed in a powerful browser. (Firefox is currently the fastest environment, although other browsers should work as well.)

 

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Internet Arcade
by SETA
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Arbalester is a scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game released by SETA in 1989, licensed to Taito and Romstar. The player controls a fighter jet and shoots enemies in the air and on the ground, collects power-ups, and defeats bosses to advance levels.
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by SNK
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Ghost Pilots (NGM-020 ~ NGH-020) by SNK (1991) Developed by SNK Corporation Released Jan 25, 1991 Also For Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Published by SNK Corporation Perspective Top-down Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description Ghost Pilots is an overhead military plane shooter, in which you must shoot down fighter jets by either using bullets or bombs. Once you have killed enough fighter jets, you will have to defeat a boss fighter...
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Internet Arcade
by Gazelle (Banpresto license)
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Air Gallet (Europe) by Gazelle (Banpresto license) (1996) Developed by Gazelle Co., Ltd. Released 1996 Platform Arcade Published by Banpresto Co., Ltd. Perspective Top-down Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Description Air Gallet is a vertically scrolling shoot'em up. You fly a fighter jet and have to defend yourself against airborne as well as terrain enemies, the end of each stage having the usual boss fight. Aside from the futuristic weaponry the game has a present-day military theme....
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This is a conventional scrolling shooter. Your mission is to penetrate a hostile communist military force situated inside Russian territory. The player takes control of a Harrier fighter jet with two types of main weapons. The first type can only shoot flying opponents, such as enemy planes and copters; the second, a bomb-type weapon, can only hit ground enemies, such as tanks and turrets. The player can also acquire escorts to increase firepower.[3] Changing the formation of the escort...
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by Athena - Tecmo
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Strike Gunner S.T.G by Athena - Tecmo (1991) Developed by Athena Co., Ltd. Released Apr, 1991 Also For SNES Published by Tecmo, Ltd. Perspective Top-down Vehicular Flight / Aviation Genre Action Gameplay Shooter Description Strike Gunner S.T.G. is a vertical-scrolling jet fighter adventure set in the far-off year of A.D. 2008. The player controls their fighter as the scene unfolds around them, as enemies of air, land, and sea continuously enter the screen in wave after wave of assault. The...
Internet Arcade
by Dooyong
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Blue Hawk by Dooyong (1993) Developed by Dooyong Released 1993 Platform Arcade Published by Dooyong Perspective Top-down Vehicular Flight / Aviation Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description Blue Hawk is a vertical scrolling military themed shoot 'em up game where you take control of a jet fighter. The game contains stages with various naval and land themes. You fight a variety of tanks, ships, aircrafts, static guns and bosses. While playing destroyed enemies drop...
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by Seibu Kaihatsu
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Raiden DX (UK) by Seibu Kaihatsu (1994) Developed by Seibu Kaihatsu Inc. Released 1994 Also For PlayStation Published by FabTek, Inc. Perspective Top-down Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description Raiden DX is an arcade shoot'em up. The game features similar vertically scrolling shooter gameplay as in its predecessors Raiden and Raiden II . The player controls a jet fighter and blasts his way through various stages which are divided into levels. When destroying...
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Raiden II New - Raiden DX (newer V33 PCB) (Raiden DX EEPROM) by Seibu Kaihatsu (1996) Developed by Seibu Kaihatsu Inc. Released 1994 Also For PlayStation Published by FabTek, Inc. Perspective Top-down Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description Raiden DX is an arcade shoot'em up. The game features similar vertically scrolling shooter gameplay as in its predecessors Raiden and Raiden II . The player controls a jet fighter and blasts his way through various stages which...
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by Midway
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Strike Force (rev 1 02-25-91) by Midway (1991) Developed by Midway Manufacturing Company Released Feb, 1991 Platform Arcade Published by Midway Manufacturing Company Perspective Side view Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description A re-imagination of Defender which expands the concept with several new features. 22 human colonies on the galactic frontier are stricken by the Saurian menace, a reptilian alien species which promptly sets about...
Internet Arcade
by Konami
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Ajax by Konami (1987) Developed by Konami Industry Co. Ltd. Released Dec, 1987 Also For Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, PlayStation 4, Sharp X68000, ZX Spectrum Published by Konami Industry Co. Ltd. Perspective Behind view, Top-down Vehicular Flight / Aviation, Helicopter Genre Action Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Description In this arcade shoot'em up your mission is to infiltrate the alien fortress during eight levels, and to destroy the fortress and the alien. Sitting...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Developed by Irem Corp. Released 1988 Also For FM Towns, NES, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, Wii U Published by Irem Corp. Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Vehicular Flight / Aviation Perspective Top-down Visual 2D scrolling Description A mysterious alien life form is spreading across the galaxy, trying to conquer the world. It took control of the moon base and is threatening to descend on the Earth. The humans have sent the most advanced fighter jet to...
Internet Arcade
by Taito Corporation
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Asuka & Asuka (World) by Taito Corporation (1988) Developed by Visco Corporation Released 1989 Platform Arcade Published by Taito Corporation Perspective Top-down Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Description Earth is invaded by a force called the Galaxy Highters in 1996, which was set in the future seen from the game's release in 1989. With their abilities in space time manipulation, the Galaxy Highters are able to invade several time lines in Earth’s history and occupy each one...
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by Sega
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After Burner II is an arcade-style flight game released by Sega in 1987. It is the second game in the After Burner series. In the game, players fly a F-14 Tomcat jet fighter, gunning down enemies while avoiding incoming fire. Like OutRun, another Sega arcade game, After Burner II came in several versions, the most famous being a large, servo actuated, sit-down cabinet which resembled a cockpit and moved according to the motion of the plane onscreen. The cockpit would bank in the same direction...
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by Sega
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Developed by SEGA Enterprises Ltd. Released Nov, 1985 Platform Arcade Published by SEGA Enterprises Ltd. Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Beat 'em up / Brawler Visual 2D scrolling Description Flashgal is an action game with automatic side scrolling, in which you control an heroine who will have to get rid of enemies of all kind, including gangsters, samurais, ninjas, dogs, robotic birds, etc. Most of the levels will develop as a one-plane beat 'em up, but there will also be...